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was try to create a new sense of urgency to see if there's a chance to put the big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were close to having this deal last week. but in many ways, this speech was almost oh post mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen. and no matter what happens here at the end of the day, the debt ceiling is going to go up. but nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats that said to me, would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he called for public activism, so much so that we hear the capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail their representatives. it looks like he spooked main street, jim? will he spook also wall street? >> no, not at all. wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators between 9:0 and about 9:20. they came right back. no one is buying the panic, the sky-rocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are
, and then there is the big story out of washington this morning. after another dramatic b bakdown in the debt ceiling talks, the president is now demanding that congressional leaders come to the white house this morning as we enter the home stretch of a political showdodo during which the entire economy, which affects all of us, is essentially being held hostage. >> remember that august 2nd deadline is around the corner. a lot of finger pointer between the president and the speaker. we'll get into that. >>> but we are going to begin overseas where we're just now beginning to understand the scope of the shocking twin attacks in norway. at least 84 people were killed at that youth camp on an island outside oslo where a gunman dressed as a police officer went on a horrific rampage. he pulled out a handgun and opened fire at everyone in sight, and for many, the only escape was the water. take a look at this video. so startling, teenagers swimming for their lives. >> just a couple of hours before this, at least two blasts tore through buildings in the capital city of oslo. such an unlikely target for terror. no
, failing to use the crosswalk. we will be talking to her exclusively this morning. >>> the big 40, the milestone birthday that makes people squirm. but now some women are seizing the day and giving it a brand new meaning. we're going to explore tha further. >>> let's begin with the latest on that deadly shooting rampage in norway. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo this morning. martin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. anders breivik is in court right now being arraigned on charges of terrorism. meanwhile here at oslo cathedral, this has become the center of mourning. this drama is just what the confessed killer wants, christian war to defend europe against muslim domination. at noon local time today all of norway paused for a minute silence in memory of the victims who died for one man's obsession. ♪ and at sunday's memorial in the oslo cathedral, king harold and queen sonya cried with their people. a nation shocked, listening with horror to the survivors of the massacre. >> he looked like a police officer. he had all the clothes and the gun and everything. >> it was like
been not a big deal but a small deal, something that would raise the debt limit. whether it's short term or long term. he wants a longer term. the advantage he's gained in public opinion, we saw that from our poll earlier in the week. it's why, by the way, speaker boehner was right when he said in his press conference, this wasn't about personalities, it was about different visions of country. house republicans are not playing politics. it's crazy politics what they're doing and republican leaders think it may hurt the party but it's what they believe and that's why we're at this point. >> john, it's interesting, speaker boehner called his press conference a few minutes after president obama but notably after the markets had already closed. was this intentional? >> reporter: absolutely it was intentional. the speaker was trying to do what he could to minimize the fallout from the collapse of these talks. and that's why there's urgency in meetings today and also on sunday to try to come to some resolution before markets open on monday in the hope that they can avoid a negative reacti
. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner claims his debt limit plan has been revived after a big last-minute fix. republicans reworked the package and now it's projected to cut more. $917 billion over ten years. >> it is a test. this is a big step trying to get control of our deficit and our debt. >> reporter: in an interview with brian williams for sunday special "taking the hill, inside congress" boehner played down the loud opposition from some of his own members. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say that you have a bit of a rebellion on your hands or do you feel -- >> i have a little bit of rebellion on my hands every day. it comes with the territory. >> you don't worry? >> never let them see you sweat. >> reporter: the speaker is getting heat from democrats too. more than 50 just signed a letter saying they would block his plan because it would force us once again to face the threat of default in five or six short months. majority leader harry reid wants to kill the boehner bill and replace it with his own. >> i'm disappointed. i care about john boehner. i think he's a good person.
's projected to cut more, $917 billion over ten years. >> it is a test. this is a big step trying to get control of our deficit and our debt. >> reporter: in an interview for brian williams for a sunday special, "taking the hill inside congress," boehner played down a lot of opposition from his own members. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say you have a bit of a rebellion on your hands? or do you feel -- >> i have a little bit of rebellion on my hands every day. it comes with the territory. >> you're not worry? >> never let them see you sweat. >> reporter: the speaker is getting heat from democrats too. 50 signed a letter saying they would block the plan because it would force us once again to face the threat of defaulting in five or six months. harry reid wants to kill the boehner bill and get one of his own. >> i'm disappointed bohnev eed . good person. he's painted himself in a corner. >> reporter: they played this film clip from ben affleck's movie to fire up their members. then upset democrats jumped at the chance to show it again. >> going to hurt some people. >> this is a political
-running amanda knox murder case. >> big news here. the college student from seattle returned to an italian courtroom this morning. she's hoping that a new report criticizing an italian dna expert's handling of the crime scene evidence will help overturn their murder conviction. we'll get you the very latest on today's hearing. >>> we are looking at the tragic end to amy winehouse's life. she joins a sad select group of performers, jimmy hendricks, jim morrison, curt cobain all found dead at that very same age. much too young. we'll take a look at the highs and lows of her all too short career. >>> first, we turn to the new york city hotel maid who says dominique strauss-kahn sexually attacked her. had he is now speaking out for the first time and in the newsweek magazine interview she tells her story of the alleged encounter with the former head of the international monetary fund. >> reporter: the chambermaid who accused one of the world's most powerful men, dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault and attempted rape now has a face and a name. she is 32 of guinney has broken her month-long
-old, a student politician. this man's family called him a big bear, killed while trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, the people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used special bullets to explode inside the body. a doctor here said he'd never seen so much internal destruction. survivors are traumatized. >> i knew it was over. i knew this was -- i'm going to die now. >> reporter: adrian, 21 years old. >> he also screamed out that he was going to kill us all, that this was the day that we must die. >> reporter: adrian was shot in the neck and shoulder. he played dead. and anders breivik moved on. most of the teenagers had cell phones and called home. anguished parents called the police, and some texted their children throughout the ordeal. the first message from judy, 16 years old, mummy, tell the police to come quick. people are dying here. her mother couldn't leave the kitchen table. she answered, the police know. they've had many calls. give a sign of life every five minutes. julie, we are in fear of our lives. mother
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legend willie mays was also there. >>> san francisco leads the national league west and open up a big series against the phillies tonight. as for last night's baseball we get highlights from espn news. >>> i'm aneesh shroff with this espn news update. we begin in the bronx. the yankees and mariners. seattle, on a 15-game losing streak and, boy, did not look fromomhe get-go. mark teixeira, two-run shot to deep left. his 27th of the year. yanks take a 2-0 lead. in the third, got a little captain in you. derek jeter, opposite field, fourth home run of the year. yanks go on to win 10-3. the mariners have now lost 166 n a row. >>> the red sox enter play, three-game lead on the yanks in the a.l. east, 14th inning against the royals. pops it up. but gets the run home. kansas city would get an insurance run in the 14th then soria gets the final three outs. royals take it, 3-1. >>> twins and rangers. opener of a four-game set, bottom one, michael young with two on. peace. three-run shot, 3-0, texas, young, 3 for 5, kinsler's turn in the third. another three-run homer. 4 for 6, four ribbies. 9-
is the big weather killer. >> you're going to have a good point. stay hydrated. >> drink a lot of that. >> yeah. >> no alcohol. stay away from that. >> especially not this early. ,,, >>> the empire state building in a hot day in new york city. welcome back to the show. i'm russ mitchell. the republican party is battling president obama over raising the debt ceiling. time is running out. congress is not seem to be closer to a deal. we put together a special panel of independent voters who will tackle the question of who's to blame? jim avalon and margaret hoover are helping our series come up with some answers. that's coming up in a few moment ms. you guys look ready to go. >> ready to go. >> but first up, it's rebecca. >>> tomorrow, new york becomes it sixth state to make same-sex marriage legal. this is a huge weekend for new york city mayor michael bloomberg. the mayor will officiate the top members of this staff who personalized this issue for him. commissioner of consumer affairs jonathan minsk and chief policy advisor, john finebeck. you've been officiating. you've only done this
is next to the big building you can see behind me, that's the government building. suddenly i feel an intense shock. the entire building was shaking for a few seconds and immediately my first thinking is, my goodness this, is an earthquake. but then i realized, you know, we're not prone to earthquakes in this part of the country, at least. that shaking subsided and i realized immediately, this has been an explosion. i looked outside my window, fortunately, my window stayed intact. but the windows and the nearby buildings were shattered. we tried to evacuate immediately. we tried to get through the main entrance and it was facing the government building. shattered glass everywhere. we couldn't go through there. i had to walk from behind. i went to the front of the building. i saw one person on the ground attended to by other people. and i was just taking photos and videos and sharing it on twitter and facebook. >> laurus, the attack -- >> absolutely. >> what we're seeing out of this and the visuals we're ge egg tt out of the united states is tragic. this is the worst in norway. can
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